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Old 06-09-18, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sniper is horny

First time with this so I got to ask. Sniper is not eating,only been a month and hes 5.5ish years old and healthy,cage comditions are good so Im not worried about the non eating. Lately hes cruising all over his enclosure wrecking everything. Hes been at the doors constantly looking to get out. And today I find sperm plugs. Should I try to breed him or will he settle down anytime soon.Little Miss lives above him and shes turning a year old in two days so I dont think shes scenting or anything and shes no where near old enough. Just not sure if I should be concerned. Thanks for any input.
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Old 06-11-18, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Sniper is horny

You shouldn't be overly concerned. They will do this even with no females in the vicinity. He isn't eating because he has other urges that override food. It will pass with time. The only thing to really watch for would be nose rub during this time and if that begins to occur, something that can sometimes help is to lower the temps by a couple of degrees all around, but I would not suggest doing so proactively.
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Old 06-11-18, 07:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't keep boas, but I don't see any reason to breed him. If everybody bred their captive males who are in a food strike with "other things" on their minds we'd have an out of control snake population. Just because he WANTS to find a mate doesn't mean he HAS to find a mate.
My BP, Borneo STP and hognose males all ate this week for the first time since March or earlier. They all happened to reach breeding size (barely) this year, so they all went off food for a while. None were bred, all are doing well.
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Re: Sniper is horny

Ok cool thanks guys
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